Cueva Rambla El Potrojo
Village house with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and swimming pool in Altiplano, Spain
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From £209 per week
Rural cave house. Stunning views. Private swimming pool. In village of Cortes de Baza in the Granada region of Andalucia, Spain. Sleeps 4-6.
Unusual cave house in private setting, at the edge of the quiet picturesque rural village of Cortes de Baza, with its wide, orange tree-lined streets situated north east of Granada. It is not unusual to see tractors parked outside peoples houses while the farmers have their lunch. The local farmers are olive and almond growers and goat herders. The cave is deliciously cool in summer, cosy in winter. Well appointed with modern appliances and the luxury of an exclusive private swimming pool (Apr to Oct only) and terrace. Impressive view of Jabalcon mountain and rolling hills. Good location for day trips, walking or lazing by the pool.
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Bedroom One: Double bed. Bedside drawers with lamps, wardrobe, tall chest of drawers, Mirror.
Bedroom two: Twin beds with generously sized single beds. Bedside drawers with lamps, tall chest of drawers, mirror . Window onto pool.
Bathroom Spacious bathroom with shower, lavatory, bidet, wash basin, and washing machine, iron and ironing board. Well lit mirror. Wonderful view of the Jabalcon mountain through the window.
Kitchen The kitchen with typically Spanish rustic charm and a modern finish, provides storage, 2 ceramic Spanish sinks, oven and large hob (both gas), coffee maker, toaster and kettle, huge fridge-freezer. The kitchen is separated from the dining by Spanish arches.
Diner The dining area has a wood burner, large fireplace and two tables with 8 chairs. The window looks out onto the pool and terrace garden, with views over the hills and to the Jabalcon mountain.
Living Room There is a central internal room with a double sofa-bed, coffee table, desk, shelves and armchairs. There is a DVD player (with small selection of DVDs and Cds) and a CD and tape player. Various games, playing cards and books. The radio only works outside cave unfortunately, no reception inside.
Other There is a locked storage room next to the pool with additional furniture for use inside the house or out in the garden. There is also a pergola and a small barbecue
Cleaning / Towels The house is cleaned on departure from 10am to 3pm. Towels and linen are included.
Notes on Accommodation
Feel free to move the furniture to where you need it (but please don’t leave it out in the rain, or the sun if you are not using it!) The cave is carved from impervious rock and so retains a temperature of about 18 C all year round.
Amenities / Facilities provided
Hob, oven, fridge-freezer, microwave, kettle, coffee-maker, toaster, table top ironing board and iron, CD & tape player, DVD player, room heaters and wood burner
Large pool (9m X 5m) in terrace garden April to Oct only). Garden furniture, parasols. and small barbecue. Flower beds and pots, young trees.
** VILLAGE FIESTA PENULTIMATE WEEKEND OF AUGUST**
Cortes de Baza: The cave is situated on the edge of the village, with very easy walking distance to all amenities: large village pool, choice bars and places to eat etc., choice of supermarkets and other shops, petrol station. Saturday market selling clothes, crockery, watches, jewellery etc. Historic church.
Galera: 19 miles, swimming pool, restaurants and shops.
Orce: 25 miles. Castle, museum and archaeological site, shops, restaurants, wonderful natural spring swimming pool (with fish in the pool!) with bar & restaurant.
Huescar: (Market town) 20 miles, shops, restaurants. Swimming pool (with fish in the pool).
Baza: 15 miles-Large town, shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, clubs, discos, antiques.
Granada: 95 miles, Historic city, Alhambra Palace, cathedrals, etc.
Zujar The thermal baths at Zujar are renowned for their healing qualities. The water is directly from Lake Negratin and is a constant 38 degrees. At the restaurant you can enjoy a meal and stunning views of the lake and mountains.
Guadix Guadix is well known for its troglodyte area. This is an area full of cave houses dating back many centuries, strange and quite unique houses built into the rock face. The houses are made from caves with superficial concrete frontages being built on. The whole hillside is dotted with them, some of them palacial inside.
Cortes de Baza has 2 small supermarkets, a bakery van, 5 or 6 bars ( all serve free tapas with drinks), restaurants and a new village pool. It is situated in an area surrounded by diverse natural beauty and wildlife offering peace and tranquillity. Within a few miles there are green valleys, white deserts, limestone gorges, Moorish castles, green and blue lakes, natural spring fed swimming pools and pine forests. There is excellent hiking and rock climbing, in the Sierra Castril Valley and the Sierra de Baza (both about a ½ hour drive).
In just under 2 hours you can be swimming in the Mediterranean, skiing in the Sierra Nevada or exploring the history of Alhambra palace or ancient archaeology of Orce. If you feel less energetic, read or just relax by your own pool on the terrace garden by the cave, overlooking the dramatic view of the Jabalcon mountain.
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20 out of 25 people recommend staying here
Tucked away under the main road is this very rural holiday cave, nestling between the goats, olive groves and almond orchards in the distance, and opposite a tiny traditional cave with ponies.
The cave has everything you will need to relax and for rainy days you are even provided with a selec tion of DVDs, CDs and books. The last time I came here I found the rooms a cool retreat from the searing heat of the southern facing terrace, but if you prefer to stay outside, the pool will keep you cool. In the summer I spent my time relaxing by the pool and reading, cooling off with an occasional swim, but this year I (it can get frosty in January) I moved an armchair into the dining room and snuggled up with my books next to the wood burner, but soon had to move back into the sitting room because it was so hot!
The bathroom is large but basic, with a shower, bidet, loo, wash-basin, and shares the space with a washing machine: very useful!
I loved this place so much in the summer I came back and found different delights in the winter. It is not a villa, but is very cosy and tranquil the village is remote but offers everything you need within walking distance. I will definitely be coming back.
Stayed for 3 weeks in 2007 and fantastic peaceful holiday. Accomodation still excellent with new gazebo, bbq and shower added. Unfortunately the peace and quiet at night was constantly interrupted by a barking dog which shares a concrete courtyard with two horses and was left unattended most nights in the new property across the valley. Barking dogs in rural Spain are part and parcel of life but this one was a bit excessive. Therefore although the property itself is excellent we could not recommend it to a friend. Let us know if the dog goes and we will gladly return some time in the future.
My boyfriend and i went to this cave for a relaxing break and we were both extremely happy with what we got - the cave was gorgeous, the pool was great, the views were stunning and the location was really nice - it had everything we needed within walking distance. The people were very friendly and Mario was a great help and very friendly!
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and have both said that we would like to go back again - i would recommend this place to anyone - it was fab!
I would also like to thank Barry & Helen for being so helpful when booking - they made the whole process very easy and were a pleasure to deal with.
Overall it was a great holiday and we will definately be back some time in the future!
A very pleasant place to stay, especially in the heat!
Lovely cool, well furnished cave house providing almost every extra you could wish, for a care free holiday. Some really nice thoughtful touches to make the perfect holiday. Pool was brilliant for cooling down from the glorious sunshine. Fantastic scenery.
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Early booking discounts
- Receive 10% off if the booking is made 4 months before the arrival date.
Late booking discounts
- Arrive between 1 May - 28 June and receive £50.00 off if the booking is made within 3 months of the arrival date.
- Arrive between 29 June - 31 December and receive 10% off if the booking is made within 1 month of the arrival date.
Long stay discounts
- Receive 15% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
- Receive 10% off if the booking is for 3 weeks or more.
If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.
2 bedrooms, Sleeps 6:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 double sofa bed in Living Room, 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
CD player, DVD/Blu-ray player, Internet / WI-FI, Radio
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 8, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire essential
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden
Cave house is deliciously cool in summer and requires no additional air conditioning. Both bedrooms have tall chests of drawers and bedside cabinets with drawers. There is a wardrobe in the double bedroom. The sitting room has a sofa bed which can sleep 2 people.Electricity and water in price.Replacement gas is by bottle obtained in village at approx 18 Euro
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